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Mullahs on missiles

Iran’s Kabuki Attack of the Drones misfires

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

As Israelis bunkered down in their bomb shelters last Saturday, even the grim prospect of approaching Iranian cruise missiles couldn’t suppress the Jewish sense of humour. Long-time Israel correspondent and author Matthew Kalman tweeted, ‘First direct flights from Iran to Israel since 1979’. As it became clear the drones would not reach their destination for hours, Israelis shared a meme suggesting dishes to prepare while awaiting the projectiles; 12 minutes for a ballistic missile? Just enough time to make a sandwich.

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